Treating alcohol use disorders in elderly populations: a review of the evidence

Coulton, Simon (2009) Treating alcohol use disorders in elderly populations: a review of the evidence. Reviews in Clinical Gerontology, 19 (3). pp. 217-225. ISSN 0959-2598. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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The number of people aged 65 years or more is increasing worldwide. Alcohol use disorders (AUD) are a common condition in the older population, and this combined with the changing age demographic in the population means that AUD in this population is a significant public health concern. AUD has a major impact upon the physical, psychological and social health of the older population. There is evidence that older people do benefit from interventions to reduce alcohol consumption as much as, if not more than, younger populations. There is evidence that AUD in the older population often goes undetected and the potential for beneficial behavioural health change is not realized.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: Alcohol use; prevalence; risk factors; treatment; screening; older people; ageing
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare > HV5001 Alcohol use and miuse
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC952 Geriatrics
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Centre for Health Services Studies
Depositing User: Tony Rees
Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2011 14:28
Last Modified: 07 May 2014 14:35
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